Why Did Corrosion and Nesting Bees Lead to the Development of Our Protective Sleeve? Why did corrosion of the regulator’s internal mechanism and nesting bees lead to the development of our PT-C-180 Protective Sleeve?
PT-C-180 Protective Sleeve
By design, a regulator’s bonnet features a ‘key slot’ opening which is necessary for the correct operation of its adjusting mechanism. Consequently, this opening leaves the internal components exposed to external conditions - in certain environments this can be particularly problematic. In offshore and other locations close to the sea, the salt content in the air is high which can potentially result in a crystal build-up on the adjusting screw and accelerate corrosion of the loading spring. In one instance we were also told of bees building a nest inside the regulator!
This meant that we needed to design something that could not only close the slot, but was simple in application, reusable, long-lasting and, ideally, environmentally-friendly.
Our senior design engineer, Karol Wolniewicz, is a keen scuba diver and used his experience to explore the option of utilising a rubber sleeve to create a ‘dry seal’ between the bonnet and band. Initially we experimented with trialling heat shrink tubes and sections of dry suit cuffs to test which gave better results. The heat shrink didn’t perform sufficiently and also wasn’t reusable. The dry suit cuffs, however, seemed perfect for the application.
We successfully located a manufacturer who was able to supply them to our specification, allowing us to offer our PT-C-180 Protective Sleeve to customers across the world and prevent those issues that were first identified in some of the more challenging environments from happening.
Our Protective Sleeve meets all of the criteria we initially set out to achieve; it offers excellent ozone, UV and chemical resistance in a range of temperatures from as low as -50°C right up to +1
10°C, and is 100% recyclable.
NEW: Pressure Tech Newsletter (December 2017) What a busy few months we've had since the last newsletter was sent in September! Our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, has covered a fair few miles traveling to Adipec 2017 last month and then onto Singapore and China to visit some of our customers in the region.
Back at the Pressure Tech facility in Glossop, near Manchester, we have been working hard on developing new products, getting some interesting products through the workshop and adding new machinery to our manufacturing facility that has automated our inspection and measuring equipment.
To read the newsletter in full, click here .
Pressure Tech Features in Latest Valve User Magazine Just as the temperatures have dropped outside, the winter issue of the Valve User magazine has landed in the Pressure Tech office and it was nice to see the appointment of our Spanish Authorised Reseller, Arcamo Controls, featured.
We released news of the appointment during Expoquimia 2017 where we shared a stand and displayed a few of our regulators on their impressive stand.
View article on the BVAA Valve User website here.
Visit the Arcamo Controls website here.
Our Seasonal Opening Hours We would like to make you aware of our seasonal opening hours:
CLOSE: Friday 22nd December 2017
RE-OPEN: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your business in 2017 and wish you a prosperous 2018!
Pressure Tech Joined By UAE Authorised Reseller, Belfast Controls, at ADIPEC 2017 We have reached the last day of a busy ADIPEC 2017 after spending the past 3 days exhibiting with our UAE Authorised Reseller, Belfast Controls.
We have had the opportunity to talk to plenty of our existing customers, put faces to names that we hadn't previously had the opportunity to meet and make new business acquaintances that we look forward to developing over the coming weeks and months.
We will be on stand 8635 until 5PM local time today, so there's still time to visit us if you are attending the exhibition today.
Belfast Controls: http://www.belfastcontrols.com/
Visit Us This Week At Adipec 2017! We are very proud to be spending this week exhibiting at ADIPEC 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Come and talk to our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, and Business Development Manager, Winston Wainwright, on stand 8635... we've some exciting new product developments to talk to you about!
Welcome Aboard to Arcamo Controls! We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Arcamo Controls as our Authorised Reseller for Spain this month. The agreement was officially confirmed at the recent Expoquimia 2017 exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, where our Pressure Tech regulators were on display in Arcamo's impressive booth.
Arcamo have over 30 years’ experience in the sector after previously representing a competitor’s product range for the past 15 years. They also have a wide portfolio of complimentary products that allow them to supply their customers with an extensive range of high quality valves and instrumentation products.
Pressure Tech Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, commented: "We look forward to working with Arcamo Controls’ Sales Manager, Sandra Vidal, and her team, and developing business to our mutual benefit over the coming years. We have already secured several orders through Sandra, and have a lot of interest in a number of areas after working together at Expoquimia. I am extremely optimistic about building our relationship and supporting Arcamo's activities throughout Spain."
Pressure Tech Newsletter (September July 2017) It's been a busy time over the past few weeks here at Pressure Tech, and it's set to get even busier as we head towards the end of the year with our attendance now confirmed for Adipec in Abu Dhabi in November.
Click here to read the latest Pressure Tech newsletter.
We're Exhibiting at Adipec 2017! We're pleased to announce that Pressure Tech will be exhibiting at Adipec 2017, one of the world's most influential oil and gas events! Our home from the 13th to the 16th November 2017 will be stand number 8635 in the EIC's UK National Pavilion.
We are set to make announcements in the coming weeks about an imminent new product release that will be launched at Adipec 2017... so watch this space!
In-House Manufacturing Capacity Increases with £135,000 Investment Our new Citizen L32 Sliding Head Machine is now fully up and running, increasing our in-house manufacturing capacity. Capable of handling up to 32mm bar diameter, the Citizen L32 is precise and fast - in fact it is an improvement in machine times of up to 75% over our existing Quest Sliding Head Machine.
With the additional in-house manufacturing capacity, we are able to leave both machines running longer to complete bigger batch runs. The overall purpose of this significant investment is to improve our delivery times, which we are hoping to see take effect over the comings weeks and months.
Pressure Tech Flanged LF-311 Features in Latest BVAA Valve User Magazine The Autumn issue of BVAA's Valve User magazine has recently landed in the Pressure Tech office and we were pleased to see our specially adapted ANSI-flanged LF-311 NACE regulator getting some great coverage! Developed for use on sour gas installations for Saudi Aramco, it is the perfect solution for aggressive and high temperature applications.
View article on the BVAA Valve User website here.
Take a look at the Pressure Tech LF-311 here.
Pressure Tech Now Members of UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry With our expanding product portfolio now incorporating Hydrogen Fuel Cell regulators, we have recently become a member of the UK HFCA - the UK's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Association. The move supports our attendance at Hannover Messe in April 2017 and adds to our momentum and emergence in the Hydrogen market.
Pressure Tech Datasheets Undergo A Revamp Behind the scenes we have been working hard on a brand new datasheet design to eventually roll-out across our full range of products.We now have the pleasure of announcing the release of our first batch of updated datasheets, which are available to download via our website or using the links below:
BP-MF401 | LF-300 | LF-310 | TS-310 | TS-311
Steve Yorke-Robinson Presents at Hydrogen Fuel Cell Exhibition Day 4 at the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Exhibition saw Pressure Tech Managing Director Steve Yorke-Robinson take to the stage in the Technical Forum.
Steve took the opportunity to tell the audience about pressure regulator selection for the Hydrogen Fuel Cell market. Discussing decaying inlet pressures and the merits of both two-stage regulators and of a balanced main valve design, Steve showcased our new compact and economical piston-sensed regulator.
Take a look at Steve in action here.
TS-311 tested to extreme climate conditions for H2 analyser application Two major orders have been secured for a range of regulators for use on analyser projects in Saudi Arabia and Russia, where ambient temperature conditions couldn't be more extreme. Both projects required over 200 units of our TS-311 two stage regulator, specially developed for use on Hydrogen service. The Russian project involves operating conditions down to -55 deg C (-67 deg F) and the TS-311 was thoroughly tested at these extremes on Helium service using a TAS climate chamber capable of reaching as low at -70 deg C (-94 deg F).
Welcome Aboard to Winston Wainwright, Our New Business Development Manager Bringing a wealth of experience from the oil and gas markets across Europe and the Middle East regions, Pressure Tech is delighted to welcome aboard Winston Wainwright in the capacity of Business Development Manager. This new role will focus on further developing our activities in the Middle East market, utilising Winston’s extensive knowledge and contacts to continue building our network of ‘Authorised Resellers’ and key accounts for mutual success.
We are confident that Winston will prove a valuable asset to the company and strong addition to the team, ensuring we continue to promote the ever-expanding Pressure Tech brand and range of pressure regulator solutions.
If you would like discuss your next project with Winston, telephone +44 (0)1457 899 307 or email email@example.com.
Stephen Leopold joins our Sales Team
Pressure Tech welcomes Stephen to the team as Technical Sales Engineer.
Stephen will lead the growth of our existing business in the UK, Eire, Southern Europe and Australasia. Stephen has many years’ experience working in sales and business development in various industries, although primarily oil and gas, including periods in South Africa, Norway and Germany. With his work underpinned with a Mechanical Engineering BSc, Steve is looking forward to the challenge of helping Pressure Tech increase sales further through sound technical knowledge and an exceptional customer service approach.
To discuss how our products can support your business, contact Stephen on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01457 899307.
OSEA 2016 Pressure Tech are attending OSEA 2016 and supporting their local 'Authorised Reseller', Sea & Land Technology on booth.1B5-6. The primary focus is on the brass range of pressure regulators for the diving industry and hydraulic regulators for hydraulic wellhead control systems, but Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson will on the stand all week to discuss latest product designs, including unique flanged pressure regulators specifically developed for projects with Chevron and Saudi Aramco, which are generating a lot of interest in the gas analyser sector.
Pressure Tech awarded 98% in recent Supplier Audit by Michell Instruments Pressure Tech Ltd are delighted to announce that Michell Instruments Ltd, a key customer, has awarded us 98% in a recent Supplier Audit, stating that "the audit results exceed the expectations of Michell Instruments Ltd".
Pressure Tech welcomed Andy Fox and Tracie Dawson from Michell to our factory on Wednesday 27th July, 2016. As a long-term supplier to Michell Instruments, we were pleased to show them our manufacturing facilities, quality procedures and corporate governance.
The purpose of the supplier audit was to ensure that:
1) Pressure Tech has the fundamental ability to provide the required service to Michell Instruments, from a technical and commercial perspective.
2) Pressure Tech has the appropriate level of understanding and commitment to meet the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements when trading with Michell Instruments.
3) Michell Instruments and Pressure Tech share similar views in areas such as corporate and social responsibilities, quality, supply chain management and risk management.
4) A thorough review of Pressure Tech’s Quality Management System (QMS).
A particular area of interest to Andy and Tracie concerned our new ISO Class 8 Clean Room and Oxygen Cleaning Service, which provides certified cleaning of components to ASTM G93 level C. We use this facility internally during manufacturing to customer requirements and offer this service on a sub-contract basis, including an oxygen cleaned certificate.
"It is Michell Instruments Ltd., professional opinion that products and services supplied by Pressure Tech Ltd., are of a very high quality, and the management and control of systems and processes are carried out to a very high standard." Andy Fox—Technical Purchasing Controller, Michell Instruments.
Michell reviewed our QMS, which is certified to ISO9001:2008 by DNV GL and also against ATEX Directive, and the additional requirements of EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 by CSA Sira. Michell were pleased to know that our range of electrically heated regulators are certified to the latest technical standards. Andy was especially interested in our Annual Management Review, describing it as ‘impressive’, further commenting generally that ‘Pressure Tech sets the benchmark for supplier standards’. Pressure Tech are working towards certification to ISO9001:2015 by June 2018 .
We are delighted with such positive feedback from Michell Instruments. Pressure Tech is a customer-centric business; we are proud of our facilities; and work hard to support our customers, suppliers and employees, to ensure successful growth for all. We can only achieve this through the excellent recommendations of our customers.
Andy commented on the Michell Supplier Audit Report "It has the highest score of any company I have visited; you should all be very proud of what you have achieved, and we look forward to working with you for a long time ".
Pressure Tech has a new Sales Engineer Subah Sadiq - Internal Sales Engineer
Pressure Tech welcomes Subah to the team as Technical Sales Engineer. Having worked in Product Development and Manufacturing over the last 12 years, Subah joins Pressure Tech’s sales department, delivering sales support to Pressure Tech customers in the UK, Europe and across the world. With a highly successful background in sales and sales support, Subah has considerable experience in working with leading international organisations, with the primary focus on exceeding expectations for customer service delivery. Before locating to UK in 2009, Subah lived and worked in Denmark and speaks native Danish and Urdu/Hindi, along with English. He is married and has two children,and any spare time he has is given to his passion for basketball. Subah plays and coaches in the Manchester Basketball league and has seen great success in the last three seasons!
Quotes & Orders direct from Pressure Tech's easy-to-use website Pressure Tech is "Leaning into the Future" with our new Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce facility, providing a way for our customers to generate quotations quickly and ultimately place orders easily for the core range of our standard pressure regulators. Having invested in a comprehensive e-commerce website, to provide customer access to a secure self-serve portal with account, order and history details, Pressure Tech's robust e-commerce site can display a wealth of product information and pricing based on customer log in credentials.
So, what do customers GAIN from Pressure Tech's e-commerce service?
Pressure Techs customer stretch from America to Australia and anywhere in between. Many need immediate responses to price and availability on products required for projects or more critical plant shut downs. We're all aware that "time is money" and customers require support that puts them ahead of their competitors. Offering an e-commerce site means that customers have access to Pressure Tech 24-7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world. Registered customers also have the pricing readily available in the choice of GBP, Euros, or USD to avoid any uncertainty with exchange rate variations.
Although we welcome interaction with our Sales Representatives, they are not always available when our customers require a quick response to pricing or information. With the ability to find product information, pricing, and transfer funds online via a secure Worldpay transaction facility, customers have peace of mind in their financial dealings with Pressure Tech. Pre-approved customers with existing accounts can also order product using their standard 30 day credit facilities.
Pressure Tech's customers can download product details from our online product catalogue, datasheets and Operating & Service Manuals. All information is provided so that our customers find it easy to purchase products with information. Work has also started on video presentations on how to service products in the field, making it far easier to follow step by step instructions following our experts in this field who build the products on a daily basis.
Selecting product and creating the correct part numbers based on specification requirements eliminates scrolling through endless lists of incomprehensible part numbers. Customers can click through intuitive navigation by using drop down boxes to immediately narrow down their product search to build their regulator to specific requirements without having to search through numerous part number options. The unique ability to select the porting configurations, with additional inlet/outlet gauge ports and numerous orientations, makes it simple to generate the correct part number without having to cross reference the manufacturers datasheets.
Customers using our website have commented "this is exactly what we've been waiting for" and "the ordering process is so easy to use". We hope you find similar success in using our new e-commerce website and please tell us how you find using our online B2B facility.
Pressure Tech at OTC 2016 Next month, Pressure Tech will be attending the OTC 2016 conference in Houston, Texas. Our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, will be accompanying Joe Johnson, of American Tube Products Inc, to meet with attendees or exhibitors visiting the event.
Pressure Tech is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of pressure regulators. The company designs, manufactures and delivers innovative pressure technologies intended for harsh offshore environments. Through close working relationships with customers and the adaptation of market-leading technologies, Pressure Tech has become a leader as a provider of regulators in the offshore sector. In particular, Pressure Tech has developed the LF690 pressure regulator using only the finest materials and the most advanced ceramic seat technology.
Partnering with American Tube Products
American Tube Products, Inc. (ATP) provides high quality isolation and flow control solutions for the offshore and petro-chemical industry. The company partners with leading manufacturers of process, instrumentation and related products in our industry. ATP take great pride in meeting the requirements of customers while adhering to project specific applications with a quality product at a competitive price. They are ready to help with products for all applications, are quick to respond, examine product alternatives, fulfill documentation requirements and expedite shipping. ATP is committed to quality in everything they do: service, products and delivery.
Exhibition featured product - LF690 Series
Pressure Tech's LF690'Low Flow' Hydraulic Reducing Regulator features ceramic seating and a fully supported main valve for water glycol applications. The regulator is piston Sensed for outlet control to 1380bar / 20000psi.Ceramic Seating provides ultimate protection against the harsh use encountered on hydraulic services. The unique seating cartridge provides a dampening action on this critical component to prevent 'chattering' or 'unstable frequency resonance'. The regulator is self relieving with segregated captured vent to prevent deterioration to the loading mechanism and making the regulator cleaner to service. The seating area can easily be accessed from the base of the regulator for speedy servicing in situ.
We look forward to seeing you at the show and will be available to discuss any applications, pressure control problems or to provide any other information. Please contact Steve to arrange a meeting on 07808 171741 or email him at email@example.com
Pressure Tech at Subsea Expo 2016 This February 3rd - 5th, Pressure Tech will be exhibiting at the Subsea Expo (AECC) in Aberdeen for the first time.
Pressure Tech is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of pressure regulators. Over the last fifteen years, we have developed an extensive range of high quality brass and stainless steel regulators. Our success has been attributed to our focus on technology and innovative products, working closely with customers to design and manufacture a wealth of new products that provide accurate pressure control to systems. This can be seen in our vast range of Pressure Regulators, some of which will be presented at the exhibition on our Stand(stand 5).
Designed to operate subsea at depths up to 3000m (10,000ft), these regulators can either use the external seawater pressure as a reference pressure or be completely sealed to operate at topside ambient pressure conditions, thus are completely unaffected by external pressure conditions. A version of the regulator is also available with a 'bucket handle' to allow subsea adjustment by ROVs.
Based on our well-established range of stainless steel regulators, our range of brass regulators are cleaned and degreased within the guidelines of ASTM G93 for equipment used in oxygen-enriched environments, and intended for use on critical life support or hyperbaric diving applications, where accurate control and high cleanliness is required for breathing systems. Typically in hyperbaric and decompression chambers and on breathing air analyser systems.
Having such an extensive range allows us to offer a complete package to a wide range of customers. Click for our overview or get in touch with our Regional Sales Engineer, Andy Carruthers, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the show and will be available to discuss any applications, pressure control problems or anything else you need to know!
Happy New Year from Pressure Tech! Pressure Tech would like to thank all of their customers for your business in 2015. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals!
Highlights of the year were Pressure Tech's birthday in October, celebrating 15 year’s in operation, the live launch of our e-commerce website, allowing customers to easily generate their own quotes and order products directly on line, and the installation of our new Clean Room facility.
We're hoping 2016 will be another successful year for everyone and bring us more wonderful opportunities to work together.
Happy New Year!
Pressure Tech Celebrates 15 Years in Business Pressure Tech Ltd, one of the industry’s leading manufacturer of pressure regulators, today announces the fifteenth anniversary of the company’s founding.
Pressure Tech was founded on October 11, 2000 by Managing Director Steve Yorke-Robinson, and since then has developed an extensive range of high quality brass and stainless steel pressure regulators for use on gas and liquid applications.
Over the last fifteen years, Pressure Tech has remained strong throughout the many changes in the economic climate. Success has been mainly attributed to the company’s strong technology focus, namely working closely with customers to design and manufacture a wealth of new products that provide accurate control to customer systems. In addition, Pressure Tech has continually looked for ways to optimise its operations in every single area of the business, investing heavily in CNC machinery, gaining ISO-9001 accreditation and more recently ATEX and IECEx certification. This has served both customers and company very well, enabling Pressure Tech to provide a rapid response to developing unique product designs and the flexibility to work to minimal lead times. The company has also established a growing network of distributors and are quickly being recognised as a global market leader in supply of quality pressure regulators.
"Pressure Tech is proud of its fifteen-year track record of organic growth and sustained profitability while delivering global pressure regulator solutions," said Steve Yorke-Robinson. "At the same time, we are forward-focused on this next fifteen years and have significant plans to deliver substantial additional value to our clients and innovation to the industry."
During its operation, Pressure Tech has won industry recognition as an innovative organisation in delivering pressure regulator solutions across a diverse range of sectors. The company's track record of results and success is due to its investment in people, processes, and technology.
In celebration of embarking on the next decade of business, Pressure Tech has unveiled a new website that reflects the company’s future strategic direction, mission, and goals. The new e-commerce facility enables customers to quickly select bespoke products, quote and order. The company has also installed a new ‘Clean Room’ facility to take its operations further within the Diving and Subsea markets.
Pressure Tech Announces New Distribution Agreement with Sea and Land Technologies Pressure Tech today announces a strategic alliance and distribution agreement establishing Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd as the exclusive Asia Pacific distributor for Pressure Tech’s diving product range. As a result of the agreement, Pressure Tech’s products will be available throughout the Asia Pacific region including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia.
Pressure Tech provides pressure regulators which are a critical component to any fluid control system, offering high quality products with all design and manufacture performed within their UK facilities in Glossop, Derbyshire. Since formation in October 2000, Pressure Tech has developed an extensive range of high quality brass and stainless steel pressure regulators for use on various gas mix applications including cleaned and degreased for oxygen service. Working closely with customers, and listening to their specific needs, has helped ensure the design of products that provide accurate control to systems, with long term reliability in service.
Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd (SALT) is a leading supplier of diverse solutions for various markets including the commercial and military diving markets in ASEAN. SALT specialises in the supply of new build Classed and IMCA Compliant Saturation Diving systems, Air spreads and system integration of Air/Mixed Gas containerised dive systems. Equipped with a professional and experienced staff, SALT offers robust engineering capabilities and technical support to its customer base in the region. With offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Australia, SALT has a considerable presence in the subsea and diving markets in the region.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Pressure Tech to expand on its commitment to achieve world-wide recognition as a key manufacturer of pressure regulators to the diving market,” said Russ Robinson, Sales Manager at Pressure Tech. “We’re delighted to be able to offer our experience and expertise, and look forward to developing a successful relationship with Sea and Land Technologies.”
“Today’s agreement is a tremendous milestone for the company and will better ensure that Pressure Tech’s products for Commercial Diving organisations are available across the Asia Pacific region,” said Steve-Yorke Robinson, Managing Director of Pressure Tech. “Not only are both of our companies focused on enhancing the distribution of our products, but our brand building, marketing and strategic sensibilities are consistent, as well. This provides us with the foundation of a dynamic and enduring relationship."
For more information on Sea and Land Technologies, go to www.sea-landtech.com
Pressure Tech achieve ATEX / IECEx Certification for XHR300 Building on our current product certification, Pressure Tech is pleased to announce that we have now achieved ATEX/IECEx certification on our XHR300/XHR301 regulators.
The XHR series boasts a unique dual heating design with twin 100W inlet and outlet heating probes inserted directly into the flow path to help maintain saturated gases in their vaporised form. This gives the double benefit of reduced volume and improved heat transfer for the greatest possible efficiency. The new electronic controller also allows the power supply to be independently isolated to each heater.
In achieving certification on the XHR300 product series, you can be assured that when you choose Pressure Tech you are choosing quality and reliability. Certification ensures that our regulators are fit for their intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied to ensure that they can be used safely.
Proven to perform better....
The Inconel X750 diaphragm used on all our analyser product range lasts 150% longer than 316SS, proven to perform better due to its chemical and mechanical properties. The sealing area is recessed and protected inside the body of the regulator meaning the diaphragm is always centrally located.
Our 'single stage' and 'two stage' diaphragm sensed regulators are typically available within a 2-3 week delivery timescale.
Flexible configuration - order easily through our website.....
Pressure Tech's comprehensive E-Commerce facility on our website, allows complete flexibility to configure the XHR300 products to bespoke requirements, obtain immediate online quotes and place direct orders at the click of a button.
Pressure Tech Installs new ISO8 Clean Room Pressure Tech is constantly looking at new ways to respond to our customer's high expectations. We have many customers who require specialised services, in particular those who work in the commercial subsea diving sector and medical hyperbaric chambers. These organisations need specific cleaning services to ensure contaminants are avoided and eliminated where equipment is used in oxygen rich environments. As such, Pressure Tech has invested in a four stage solvent degreasing system to ensure parts are cleaned within the guidelines of ASTM G93. The cleaning process and subsequent assembly of products are all performed in our newly installed ISO8 clean room to ensure ultimate cleanliness levels are achieved.
As specialists in the production of high quality equipment within the commercial diving sector, we understand the importance of providing a clean room environment, which is certified to a low level of pollutants. Many of our customers require specific cleaning processes for equipment such as valves and regulators, particularly where high levels of Oxygen are present. The understanding of oxygen's reactivity has led to strict regulations regarding the cleanliness of equipment used in an oxygen service. Although Oxygen is not flammable itself, it supports combustion. The higher the oxygen content and/or pressure in a system, the more vigorous the potential combustion, so care must be taken to ensure equipment is free from contaminants such as hydrocarbon oils and greases, which oxidise with the Oxygen and can cause the source of ignition.
ASTM G93 is an industry recognised practice that provides a "selection of methods and apparatus for the cleaning of materials and equipment intended for service in oxygen enriched environments". Whilst Trichloroethylene was always recognised as the most effective means of cleaning parts to this standard, the health and environmental issues associated with "Trike" have led to the development on new alternative solvents such as Novec™ 71DE.
Parts are cleaned initially by immersing in the 71DE solvent at boiling point before being transferred to a further immersion in an ultrasonic tank and a final drying process in the vapour phase, ensuring all parts are cleaned and dry prior to use on Oxygen service.
In addition to cleaning our own parts, Pressure Tech are able to offer a subcontract cleaning service to all our customers who require cleaning of parts for use on Oxygen service. Please contact us today to use our cleaning and clean room facilities at a competitive rate - email@example.com.
All part of the service! Following written instructions to service any technical product can be difficult to follow and can lead to misinterpretation if not followed correctly. Whilst Pressure Tech provide complimentary 'on site training' to qualify technicians* when requested, it's useful to have practical reminders on servicing of pressure regulators from our vast range of products.
To help support our customers needs with after sales servicing, Pressure Tech have started to develop a library of "How to Service" videos, which take the qualified technician* through a refresher 'step by step' process on how to assemble the regulators in the correct manner when servicing in situ.
This unique and innovative approach to helping qualified technicians* service regulators in a structured and reliable manner, helps prevent costly mistakes being made out in the field.
* Contact the UK Pressure Tech head office to arrange your technicians to be qualified in servicing the Pressure Tech regulators.
Hydraulic Test Rig installed Pressure Tech have commissioned a new hydraulic test rig that provides flow rates to 10lpm (2GPM) with pressures up to 690bar (10,000psi). Hydrostatic tests can be performed up to 1380bar (20,000psi). The inclusion of a hyperbaric chamber allows subsea regulators to be tested to simulated sea depths of 3000m (10,000ft).
Patented High Flow Regulators Launched Pressure Tech are pleased to release details of a unique range of high flow pressure regulators that fit within the internal diameter of the pipework and provide excellent pressure reduction control on pipelines over 4" diameter. The patented design involves five components, of which only one is dynamic, and the overall size is typically 50% lighter than other typical pressure regulator designs.
The outlet pressure setpoint is controlled by an external pilot regulator which ensures typical droop effects are minimised under high flow conditions. Sizes range from Cv 63 for the 4" and Cv 260 for 8"
Pressure Tech showcasing products at leading global event in US Innovative Products
The XHR-300 boasts a unique dual heating design with twin 100W inlet and outlet heating probes inserted directly into the flow path to help maintain saturated gases in their vaporised form. This gives the double benefit of reduced volume and improved accuracy for the greatest possible efficiency.
Also for use in natural gas, oxygen and moisture sample systems, the XHS-300 is a more economical product, perfect for less critical applications. It utilises a single 100W heater cartridge in a specially designed spiral sheath to maximise heat transfer in the flow path and maintain sample gases in their vapour state. Depending on the application and space available, there are two entry options to minimise height where necessary.
The LF-300 is a single stage regulator with some truly unique features integrated into the design. Created with quality and reliability always to the forefront, and after extensive analysis and tests, the resulting fully supported Inconel X750 diaphragm lasts 50% longer than typical stainless steel designs, vastly cutting the cost and time of maintenance and replacement. It also features an innovative seat design which minimizes the risk of leakage caused by contamination.
Pressure Tech’s Pittcon stand will also demonstrate the company’s flexible approach and unrivalled ability to supply complete packages to meet specific needs, including two-stage regulators and regulator assemblies, and auto changeover panels. The team hopes to welcome as many people as possible to Booth 331.
Pressure Tech is taking another exciting leap over the Atlantic next month to exhibit for the first time at Pittcon in New Orleans.
Pittcon is the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, attracting more than 16,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from 90-plus countries worldwide. The 2015 event, taking place 9th-12th March, encompasses groundbreaking developments for some 30 applications, including the fuels, energy and petrochemical field.
Pressure Tech is delighted to be showcasing three key products within this environment, all designed specifically for the analysis market and ideally suited to ‘downstream applications’ in the petrochemical industry. The XHR-300, XHS-300 and LF-300 – all on display at Pittcon with team members on hand to answer questions and give further information – are made to deliver gases to analytical instruments at the optimum pressure and temperature for reliable, accurate results every time. The company will also be taking the opportunity to give Pittcon’s knowledgeable delegate community an overview of what it can deliver in terms of technical expertise, quality and flexible, bespoke service.
Successful Track Record
Building on its successful track record at home in the UK and within Europe, Pressure Tech is now bringing its cutting-edge technology and industry insight to the US market. Its attendance amid the cutting-edge research, trends and networking of Pittcon supports the company’s partnership with its US distributor AWC, a firm that offers engineering and project solutions and support across America.